What Games Do You Keep Coming Back To?

What Games Do You Keep Coming Back To?

Some games you can’t stay away from. No matter how much you try to say you’re done, it doesn’t matter. Somehow you find it on the screen in front of you and that means it’s time to play.

For me, that game is Spelunky.

I’ve always held to the idea that good games stay good. If you enjoyed a game several years ago then you’re pretty likely to still enjoy it again now. It’s not always true but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to revisit games from time to time.

Spelunky is a game that I’ve played so much that, at one point, it just became something to do with my hands while I was sitting idly at my desk. So I made a conscious effort to stop playing. Yet from time to time the siren calls and I must heads into the mines to die on spikes.

Pro wrestler Cody Rhodes used to play A Link To The Past every year. Maybe he still does. Rhodes wouldn’t be alone in doing so, classic games are perfect for regular revisits. You get the nostalgia kick on top of the great gameplay.

So what games do you keep coming back to?


  • Both Spelunky and Binding of Isaac are my go to favourites.

    I keep playing rogue-likes I can put on a handheld, really.

  • Used to be any late 90’s/early 2000’s platformers (Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter)…

    These days it’s Darkest Dungeon, Don’t Starve and Overwatch. I can’t escape any of those guys, their claws are in deep!

  • Project Diva Future Tone is my default go to when I don’t really know what I want to play. In terms of more annual titles I tend to play the Breath of Fire games, Suikoden II, Four Heroes of Light and one of the Saints Row games.

  • FTL, Pirates, Spelunky. I love a rogue like something and Pirates is just where it’s at and always will be.

  • Can never stop playing CS, been 19 years and still fire it up at least once a month.

    Also go back to FF 7,8 & 9 fairly often, Never make it through but the memories are there.

  • Diablo 3 – seasons on consoles have drawn me back in
    Mass Effect 3 (single player & multiplayer) – play at least once a month

  • Uta no Prince-sama: Shining Live, rhe rhythm game of so things! Send help. I downloaded it to make fun of it and ended up unironically enjoying it and becoming somewhat addicted it.

  • I normally have one simple game with repetitive actions that I always play.
    Currently that hole is filled with marvel puzzle quest and poke mongo
    Was filled with Ogame for a decade or so
    I’m not big on returning to games I’ve played as my backlog is huge so feel I would liek to checkout something new. That said Psychonauts is special and I return to that when I can.
    I also occasionally return to castlestorm and pinball fx

  • Civilisation – whatever version is current
    Fire Emblem
    Pokemon: Conquest (no idea why!)
    Dynasty Warriors (until 9)

  • I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve replayed Half-Life, I’ll play the sequels pretty often too.
    TF2 is one I never seem to stop playing, it’s my go to and currently only multi-player game, so I’m not sure it really counts.
    FTL. I still haven’t actually finished it because I’m truly awful at rogue-lites and strategy games, but I don’t think I’ll ever stop coming back to it.
    N++. Maybe one day I’ll even finish all the levels. Until then I’ll never stop coming back.
    Mass Effect. The sequels just weren’t quite what I envisioned from the original, and the vision of the first just has a draw that the others can’t top.

    If I’m honest, basically every game I ever enjoyed. I replay games habitually, so if I’m into it there’s a strong chance I’ll come back for more, but I guess the above are the ones I’ll turn to first.

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